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deficit and debt. >> reporter: athena jones, cnn, washington. >>> president obama's expected to talk mainly jobs and the economy on tuesday. he may have also especially selected the birthday of president lincoln for the date of his address. margaret hoover, cnn political contributor and republican consultant working on behalf of individuals on policy issues and cnn contributor and senior political columnist for "newsweek" and the "daily beast" john avalon join me from new york. thank you for being here. let's talk about the president, what do you think he will say that will be different say from addresses in the past? margaret, ladies first. >> kind of you, appreciate it. look i hope that he takes a page out of lincoln's book. if he truly picked lincoln's birthday for this moment, this is a great opportunity to realize that against the backdrop of his inaugural address, if he really wants a legacy, legacy legislative reform. the reality is there's a divided government and he has an opportunity to not polarize the debate, but reach out and broaden the debate and include republicans. t
advising, we can replace the sequester with a smarter strategy that is a more gradual deficit reduction plan. he's going disagree with the republicans on how to do that. he's going to want revenue to be part of it. republicans will say no thank you. >> we'll get the president if a minute and a half. white house gave us a two-minute warning. i would say it's a short-term for the president and the congress not doing what they're supposed to do pass a budget every year. the president set up the sequester, a fiscal negotiations -- >> this is not a natural disaster. >> it's not a natural disaster. >> man-made. >> many ways the president's late submitting his own budget but coming to the podium because though he's part of the mess he thinks he has the upper hand. >> right. i'm having a world is upside down moment. when you talk to house republicans they say to you, you know what? this may be the best budget cuts we can get. let the sequester take effect, even if it cuts the military, the secretary and defense, leon panetta saying that would be shameful. but you have a lot of house republicans
time to sit around and think about this huge deficit, being in the super bowl, embarrassing themselves. the pixie dust is gone. i'm just saying that balancing this out a little bit, we've got to get san francisco some credit here, this is a team that's been very resilient. you have that other factor going there. have you brother against brother. you have john harbaugh for baltimore not wantsing to be embarrassed. there's a ying and a yang here you have to look at. >> taerns. >> it's my story and i'm sticking to it. >> as i look at social media. and this is true, this person is right. someone said, twitter ain't been this live since obama versus romney. they're absolutely right. i can't even keep up with my twitter feed people are talking about this so much. there are a lot of people that are happy. there are a lot of people who are not happy about this. if you were not interested in these two teams, you're interested in this story. so i want you to put your sports marketing hat on. i want you to put your sports marketing hat on and tell me what this means, and your commerce hat. what t
guns. climate and energy and a republican party that wants to shift the focus to the deficit and debt. >> reporter: athena jones, cnn, washington. >> now we know the president will focus a lot on jobs and the economy in his speech on tuesday. we just found out that he is also going to chicago friday where he will also be talking about the economy and his anti-gun proposals. clark judge is a former speechwriter for reagan and bush. welcome. thanks for joining us today. you both have had the opportunity to put words in a president's mouth. what do you think that president obama should say tuesday to make say different from his past addresses? clark, let's start with you. >> well, he needs to reach out. i don't think he will, but he needs to reach out to the opposition party, to the republicans. he's got to get an agreement, if he wants to move things forward in the economy and on other issues. he has to have a broad coalition that spans the two parties. in his inaugural address, he defined a very idealogical agenda, and did it in idealogical terms. that wasn't the right way to get start
the deficit, gun control -- all part of president obama's ambitious second term agenda. and now there are reports the president is considering what has become a familiar tool to push his agenda through a divided congress, basically mr. obama is going to ignore congress and enact a series of executive actions. question for you this morning, are executive actions the only way to get things done in washington these days? l.z.? >> that's a band-aid. if you want something long term, you have to work with congress because we need legislative change because essentially what you're saying is that the next president can come in and just reverse things, and then we have a back and forth sort of way of governing, and that's not really productive. we need congress to make decisions. this is a band-aid. i understand it's frustrations, but he's got to go and find a way to work with congress because that's the only way to having long-term solutions. >> will? >> if they're the only way to get things done in congress, then we need to add an adjective, which is they're the only inappropriate way
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